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Jonathan

Deutschland 2015/2016 Spielfilm

Summary

Jonathan is 23; he and his aunt, Martha, work on their farm. Jonathan also devotes himself to looking after his father Burghardt, who has cancer. But, railing against his own decrepitude that prevents him from a dignified end, his father stubbornly sabotages all of his son's efforts. Jonathan finds it increasingly difficult to cope until they hire a young carer, Anka, to help. Jonathan and Anka fall in love; her experience of working at a hospice helps Jonathan to gain a new inroad into his father's situation. When Burghardt's long-lost boyhood friend Ron appears on the scene his health visibly improves and, although the family sees Ron as an intruder and is against it, Ron continues to stay on to be with Burghardt. Jonathan discovers that, many years ago, his father and Ron were deeply in love. All at once, the façade of cherished family beliefs crumbles and long-repressed secrets come to light – but Jonathan also learns how to let go of his father and to accept his death as something that will open up the path towards a self-determined life.

Source: 66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

All Credits

Assistant director

Screenplay

Assistant camera

Steadycam operator

Production design

Property master

Costume design

Editing

Audio mixing

Casting

Unit production manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 06.07.2015 - 12.08.2015: Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Nordsee, St. Peter-Ording
Duration:
99 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.06.2016, 160307, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 06.10.2016

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Jonathan

Versions

Original

Länge:
99 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Bild/Ton:
Farbe, Dolby
Prüfung/Zensur:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.06.2016, 160307, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Aufführung:

Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 06.10.2016

Awards

Festival des deutschen Films Ludwigsburg 2016
  • Besondere Auszeichnung (ex aequo >Der Äthiopier<)
FBW 2016
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Filmfest Emden Norderney 2014
  • Emder Drehbuchpreis
Hessischer Drehbuchpreis 2013